Monica Candal Rahim

Guest Blogger

Principal, Education Research Solutions

New Orleans, Louisiana

Monica Candal Rahim has worked in the education sector for over 10 years—as a classroom teacher, researcher, bureaucrat, policy analyst and advocate.

Her research has focused on training and professional development in mathematics for elementary teachers, on the experiences of Black youth in middle schools, and on parent involvement among minority parents.

She is principal at Education Research Solutions, a consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations, charter schools, and foundations around a range of educational issues, including ESSA implementation, early learning systems, and authentic stakeholder engagement. She is also the editor at EdLIFE, a website for teachers about everything that isn’t teaching.


Posted Mar. 24, 2017

Chris Emdin’s SXSWedu Talk Just Might Have Converted Me From a Frenemy of Education to a Friend

I recently received a text from a friend: “Watch this. Worth every minute. Eager to hear your thoughts.” She had…

By Monica Candal Rahim

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

More Than Anything, I #LoveTeaching for the Relationships We Build Along the Way

When I divulge to strangers that I am a high school English teacher, I am typically met with skepticism. “You teach teenage brats all day?…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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